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wouldn't

[woo d-nt] /ˈwʊd nt/
1.
contraction of would not:
I wouldn't ask her.
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Examples from the web for wouldn't
  • Birds you wouldn't normally see because they nest far to the north and spend the winter far to the south.
  • But it really wouldn't have embodied people's lives.
  • Spring, summer or fall, there's hardly an idle moment that wouldn't be better spent out fighting the rocks.
  • The kennel housed many old dogs, some that wouldn't hunt and others that couldn't be taught new tricks.
  • To judge by the servants, one wouldn't believe the master was ruined.
  • It caught fire six times last winter, but it wouldn't burn.
  • That's shocking, that they wouldn't give you the maps.
  • Something that would stand out in the sea of aging desert bungalows, but that wouldn't cost an arm and a leg.
  • If you think a little carrot wouldn't take long to clean, you'd be wrong.
  • He found track lights that wouldn't get in the way of the garage door.
British Dictionary definitions for wouldn't

wouldn't

/ˈwʊdənt/
contraction
1.
would not
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Idioms and Phrases with wouldn't

wouldn't

In addition to the idiom beginning with
wouldn't
also see under:
not
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